Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
(Art by DJBoraP)Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed. (UNESCO Constitution in Pocket Positives, no page numbering) 28 April 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Friday, April 26, 2013
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
(Photo: Mr. Dickie)
There are always enemy forces who will work against you when you attempt to change the status quo. ... It is important to ferret out the motives of people who accuse you. What is their stake in your failure? What do they have to lose if you succeed? (Laurie Beth Jones, The Path, P. 118-19)
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great. (Mark Twain, 1835-1910, American Writer, Pocket Positives, no page numbering)
Stop being surprised that ... [a resistant person] does not welcome the truth. (Cloud / Townsend, Boundaries Face To Face, p. 151)
Sooner or later, we'll be disappointed by every friend on earth; none are perfect. (David Jeremiah, Journey, 22 February)
24 April 2013
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Monday, April 22, 2013
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Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The strength of any organization is a direct result of the strength of its leaders.
- Weak leaders = weak organizations.
- Strong leaders = strong organizations.
Everything rises and falls on leadership.
(John C. Maxwell, Leadership, 2 January)
18 April 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
- How do you adapt when you're overpowered?
- How well prepared are you to change your game plan?
- How willing are you to try new tactics?
- Or to bide your time in a defensive stance before you see an opening to move forward again?
(Gail Sheehy, Understanding Men's Passages, p. 68)
14 April 2013
Saturday, April 13, 2013
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10 April 2013
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
(Albert Einstein, 1879-1955, German born American Physicist, in Pocket Positives, no page numbering)
9 April 2013
Monday, April 8, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the things you cannot do. Eleanor Roosevelt, 1884-1962, First Lady of the United States of America.
When we do the best we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or the life of another. Helen Keller, 1880-1968, American Writer and Lecturer.
You know by the time you've reached my age you've made plenty of mistakes if you've lived your life properly. Ronald Reagan, b. 1911, President of the United States.
I think these difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes around worrying about are of not importance whatsoever. Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen), 1885-1962, Danish Writer.
If there were nothing wrong in the world, there wouldn't be anything for us to do. George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish Dramatist, Writer and Critic.7 April 2013
Saturday, April 6, 2013
What words of blessing would God have you say ... [today]?
(Harry & Emily Griffith, This Love We Share, 6 April) 6 April 2013
Friday, April 5, 2013
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
"Rigidity of thought" has many meanings, but for authoritarians it generally implies an unwillingness to entertain any thoughts that conflict with their own preconceived ideas. (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, The Sky's The Limit, p. 67)
Dissolving your ideas, your habits, and your images is a way to cleanse and purify. All the many assumptions that keep your life fixed break apart as you take time to reflect and have serious talks with friends and maybe a therapist. (Thomas Moore, Dark Nights Of The Soul, p. 62)
One of the reasons for so much contemporary depression and ennui is the inability to see ourselves connected to something greater and more important than our own puny egos. (Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, The Power Of Intention, p. 123)
The particular means one uses does not matter, but to have a method, a plan, a specific spiritual program is very helpful. Simply begin with your heart, look deeply into it, and trust what you feel. Practice knowing and you will know. (Hugh Prather, in For The Love Of God, by Shield and Carlson, p. 176)
... smart men make an effort to simplify their lives, streamline logistics, and most especially, to weed out of their datebooks, as much as possible, people who are pains in the neck. (Gail Sheehy, Understanding Men's Passages, p. 163)
You have the right to say, "no" to time-robbing people and situations. (Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., I'd Change My Life If I Had More Time, p. 127)
Refuse to accept negative ideas about what you can't accomplish or what's impossible. Don't even talk to negative people while your dreams are still in the fragile incubation stage! (Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., I'd Change My Life If I Had More Time, p. 28)
I'll follow a daily program of reading which will help me to understand my problems and improve my outlook on life. (after One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 23 January)
3 April 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Let us make up our minds that yesterday is gone.
Tomorrow has not yet arrived.
But today can be filled with wonder
if we know that we stand on the threshold
of that which is wonderful and new.(Ernest Holmes, author of "The Science of Mind," in I'd Change My Life If I Had More Time, by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D., p. 129)
2 April 2013